Middelvlei Solar PV


Applicant: Portion 132 Middelvlei (Pty) Ltd a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Sigma Solar Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Proposed Activity: The development of Middelvlei Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Facility and associated infrastructure will have a contracted capacity up to 120MW. Infrastructure associated with the Solar PV Energy Facility will include the following:

  • Solar PV Plant comprising approximately 220000 PV panels on single axis tracking PV modules
  • Inverters and transformers (up to 120MW)
  • Cabling between the panels
  • Onsite facility substation capacity 132kv or more to be finalised with Eskom, including Conductors and metering site +- 250 – 300 sq m.
  • Cabling from the onsite substation to the collector substation (either underground or overhead) (capacity to be finalised)
  • Electrical and auxiliary equipment required at the collector substation that serves the solar energy facility, including switchyard/bay, control building, fences, etc.
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Site and internal access roads (up to 8m wide)
  • Temporary and permanent laydown area
  • Operations Building of ~180 sq m

Project Location: Portion 132 of the Farm Middelvlei 255 IQ, located on a site approximately 7km south-west of the town of Randfontein, in the Rand West City Local Municipality within the West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng Province.

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) Process:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, a S&EIA process is required for the proposed Middelvlei Solar PV Energy Facility. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required S&EIA, and public participation process for this project.

Scoping Report Available for Review & Comment: The 30-day review & comment period of the Scoping Report is from Tuesday, 28 March 2023 until Tuesday, 2 May 2023. The final day to submit a comment is Tuesday, 2 May 2023.

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to the contact person below.

Molatela Ledwaba of Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

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